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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 72: Sections 70 and 71: supplementary

166.This section provides that a person exercising a power to search under section 70(2) or 71(4) may search an arrested person only to the extent reasonably required to discover anything which might help him escape from custody or which might be evidence relating to a service offence. The search powers may not be used to require an arrested person to remove any clothing in public other than outer clothing, but the search of the person’s mouth is allowed.

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